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Christine's family
Christine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to buy a bull for farming. Bought a solar lamp for light provision. Purchased corns for family consumption. Besides, I invested the rest in farming activities.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I now have spacious house which I built with the second transfer. Besides, I got a good harvest from my farm after using high breed seeds and enough fertilizer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what GD does well is that it is determined to change our lives otherwise I'm not sure of what GD doesn't do well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to construct a new and bigger house for my family since my previous house was very old and small.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have been able to get a bigger house that comfortably contains my family and our belongings. I am not ashamed anymore of having visitors in my house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on buying 8 pieces of iron sheets 5,000KES and two sacks of maize 5000KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend the upcoming transfer on building a four roomed semi-permanent house because at the moment am staying in a small house that can not fit my family and I .
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to buy some building materials to build a bigger house since the one we are in is very small. We have also planned to pay school fees for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that we are able to take our children to school and we also ensure that we can provide a meal for them.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced was when I lost my job since I was unwell, I has to come back home and my wife has no job so meeting our daily needs is a big challenge for us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when we are sharing a meal as a family.